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The Reading Party Podcast Team
Megan Lewis 
Co-Host

Megan Lewis has a B.A. from Birmingham University (UK) in Ancient History, an M.Phil. from the same in Assyriology, and an M.A. in Near Eastern Studies from the Johns Hopkins University. She attained ABD status in a Ph.D. program at The Johns Hopkins University, before deciding that her energies would be better spent elsewhere. She hopes to return to school and obtain her doctorate at a later date. Megan serves on the board of directors for H.A.P.S., and takes care of the day-to-day running of the Digital Hammurabi YouTube channel and Podcast.

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Lexie Henning 
Co-Host

Lexie earned her BA in Classics from the University of Missouri (Mizzou) in 2018. Prior to co-founding The Ozymandias Project, she worked on political campaigns, interned on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., and worked for the Illinois State Senate. Her scholarly interests are in exploring Classical reception through the lens of contemporary storytelling in media, advocating for open access to the ancient world, and making ancient studies applicable in the modern world. In January 2023, she completed an MSc in Southeast European Studies at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, writing her thesis on the effects of Islamic iconoclasm on the Hagia Sophia and its impact on cultural heritage policy in Erdoğan’s Turkey. She now serves as the programs & administration coordinator for UCLA’s Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis, reading, horse-riding, learning foreign languages, traveling the world, and studying transportation/infrastructure issues.

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